This article relates to the Project Zone> Design tab of the app.
When you design a system in the Design area, you can see the cost breakdown on the left-hand sidebar. This will give you an on-the-spot breakdown of your project costs to see your profits/margin.
From the Control zone, click on Pricing & Payments > Cost Schemes. Here you can click +Create to make a new cost list. If you already have a cost list, click on Edit.
Click on COGS heading to access your COGS & Labor Costs, Acquisition Cost, and Fulfilment tables.
Note: Each of the “Per System”, “Per Panel”, and “Per Watt” columns will add together to generate the total cost for a particular aspect. You can enter each option's cost breakdown in dollars ($).
If Labour costs $100 per system (flat fee), and there is a $0.50 per watt for a 5kW system, then the total cost will be $100+$0.50x5kW = $2,600
Within Extra Costs, you can set up various costs regarding the slope of the panels, the number of storeys of the building and the building's roof type.
First, by filling in the table, you can add costs (per system, per panel and/or per watt) associated with the number of storeys that a building is.
Next, you can define whether you would like an extra cost (per system, per panel and/or per watt) associated with a tilt greater than a certain angle.
You can also add an extra cost based on whether tilt racks are being used (per system, per panel and/or per watt).
Finally, you can price your systems differently based on the used roof type.
These extra costs are applied based on various actions. For example:
- The “roof type” and “storeys” need to be specified in projects > info > site details. Then they will be included in the price breakdown in design.
- The “very steep pitch” and “tilt racks” costs are included based on the design that you do in the design tab (if you set the panel slope to be above the degree you specified within your extra cost settings).
Then, the costs get tallied in the price breakdown like so: